25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
“Parallel Spaces”, paintings by Fatma Abo Doma and Agnes Michalczyk
(5 February-1 March).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil painting by Soraya Refaat (3-9 February).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Camilia Almadany (3-9 February).
Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103
A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.
Kasr Al-Sham’ St, Fustat, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church & Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, next to Mar Girgis metro station. Tel 012 2192449/ 2361 0511
French artist Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos showcases her creative artworks inspired by the Queen of Egypt Cleopatra, where her entire work- in an entertaining images- deals with the representation of this historical face in the collective imagination. The exhibition is organised by the French Cultural Institute
(9 February-9 March).
23 B Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702
“From Egypt”, exhibition of paintings by artist Taha El-Korany (5-27 February).
The Egyptian Museum
Tahrir Sq, Sadat Station, Tel 02 2578 2452
“French Archaeology in Egypt: Research, Cooperation and Innovation”, exhibition on the French excavations in Egypt is organised by the Ministry of Antiquities, the Egyptian Museum and the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology
(19 December-18 February).
Gezira Arts Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298/96
Ahmed Sabri Hall
“Echoes of Time 4”, paintings by Magdy Abdel-Aziz
Al-Hussein Fawzi Hall
“Circles of Stillness”, ceramic artworks by Marwa Zakaria
Ragheb Ayad Hall
“Laughter and Play”, sculptures by Nevine Farghaly (5-20 February).
Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 02 2514 7475
Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.
Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“Fellini 100. The Book of Dreams”, exhibition of high definition reproductions of some pages of the “Book of Dreams” by Maestro Federico Fellini (Rimini, 20 January 1920 - Rome, 31 October 1993), on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. The exhibition’s set up is by Paolo Vanino (20 January- 20 February).
15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511
“Horizons”, a group exhibition by the likes of El Zaeem, Sameh Omar Bakr, Soher El-Adawi, Ammar Shiha, Mostafa El Fayoumi, Moaser Al Alusi, Wael Karem, Abullah Karem and Sultan Khaled (3-13 February).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25750353
Daily except Fridays from 11am to 9pm
“Imaginary Graffiti Manifesto”, exhibition by Qarm Qart strolls down the streets of Downtown and portrays a fictional Cairo, more beautiful and magical than it already is (closing 13 February).
Mevlevi Dervish Architectural Complex
31 Al Suyuffeya St, Al Helmeya, Cairo, visitors are welcomed by appointments so contact the manager Mr. Salah Ramadan 0100 8716067
“Samaa Khana, Restorations and Restorers”, an exhibition of the activities of the working sites for the restoration and recovery of the monuments.
Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
“With a Thousands Faces”, an infrequent photography exhibition full of motion and energy by photographer Bassam Alzoghby on the number of faces in each character (4-15 February).
80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507
Abstract paintings by Shahira Shoukry (1-15 February).
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035
“Out of Vanishing World”, painting exhibition by Mahmoud Marey
(26 January- 15 February).
36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Tel 02 3346 3242
“The Nile and Beyond”, a group exhibition by Omar Abdel-Zaher, Mohamed Elganouby, Ehab Lotfi among others (3-13 February).
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, 2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292
“Pencil Narratives”, exhibition will solely feature a unique pencil drawing on paper made between 2014 and 2020 by acclaimed Egyptian artist Nazir Tanbouli (4-29 February).
Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860
“Solos in Parallel”, fourth edition by internationally-renowned Egyptian contemporary artists Sayed Saadeddin and Gamal Meleka (7-20 February).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“Joy”, paintings by Nada Gamal Abdel-Nasser (1-20 February).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“?”, paintings by Souad Mardam Bey (closing 8 February).
“Emotions”, paintings by Yasmine El-Hazek (closing 8 February).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island
*A version of this article appears in print in the 6 February, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.